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Academic Interventionist - Elementary

POSITION TITLE: Academic Interventionist – Elementary

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a postgraduate professional license with a degree in elementary education or other content specific area (i.e. reading or mathematics) and a minimum of three years successful teaching experience. Reading or mathematics specialist licensure or equivalent coursework and bilingual skills to include Spanish are preferred

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Knows and effectively communicates the Richmond Public Schools (RPS) philosophy and mission. Assesses children throughout the school and identifies children at-risk. Designs and implements academic interventions using research based methodology in reading and/or math. Communicates with school personnel and parents of children regarding reading and/or math level and rate of progress. Differentiates instruction based on assessment data. Documents interventions and progress on each child with whom you support. Assists teachers by providing professional development in the area of early literacy as needed. Works with the school leadership team to guide and monitor the progress of each child. Participates in team reviews concerning academic progress for students who are struggling or are in need of services. Shares student data with applicable teachers and administration. Provides pre and post-assessment data to teachers and administrators. Provides small group instruction. Provides an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of each student to ensure success. Supervises students in a variety of school related settings. Communicates and interacts with students, parents, staff and community. Develops, selects and modifies instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students. Maintains appropriate records and follows required procedures and practices. Monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities. Administers informal and formal assessments. Evaluates and assesses student progress against instructional objectives. Manages classroom organization. Work cooperatively with the administration and staff to schedule meetings. Knowledge of educational research, trends, and best practices. Assists in designing, upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and School Board Policy. Actively participates in faculty and/or department meetings. Assists in the preparation of data for local, state and federal reports. Performs duties as assigned.

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK: Duties performed typically in a school setting. Performs professional work providing teaching and/or training services to students in a specialized subject. Work requires frequent standing, sitting, light lifting up to 10 pounds, walking, vocal communication for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at a normal spoken word level and visual acuity for preparing and analyzing written or computer data.

REPORTS TO: Principal

PAY SCHEDULE: Teacher Pay Schedule

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: 200 Days (9.5 months)

FLSA: Exempt